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A Garden Update from a Customer!

We received this great update from Kristin, and she was kind enough to let us share it with you. Doesn’t her garden look great?

“Hey there!

It’s Kristin from Niagara Falls(Incase you don’t remember me, I think I was one of your first customers in spring lol and bought a bunch of great trees) but! You guys were so kind to give me a yacon and I just wanted to send some pictures and update you guys that it grew very well(at least I think so? having no experience lol) 😃 Anyways, I harvested a 5 gallon pail full, ate a bunch and am over wintering some tubers with my fig trees to plant for next year!! So thanks again!! Some pictures below…😊

#1 is a swallowtail butterfly caterpillar that was munching on the Brown’s select satsuma I got from you! Such a gross and neat lil guy

#2 is a nice sunset over the citrus “grove” in warmer times

Here is the guava I got from you, pic was from mid summer, but right now its holding a couple 👍🏼

The banana aka the beast!! Overwintering in the house by a huge window

And finally the yacon!! So the pic is crappy, it was the night of our first frost so I was in a rush to dig it up. But I’d say it got to 6′ tall(picture is deceiving) over the season and with no fertilizing! lol it was a lazy year….The picture below is of the tubers that will be stored for next year’s planting!!

Thanks for looking at the pics and thanks for the great plants!! I’ll be in touch very soon about a citrus order 😃

Sincerely Kristin”

February 1st 2018 Photo Update

2018 Price List

Our 2018 Price List is now available. Items are marked as to availability, as well as new varieties, and discontinued stock. Please email us with any questions.

 

*NEW* CATEGORY KIWI
ACTINIDIA arguta ‘ISSAI’

The only self-fertile hardy kiwi, is less vigorous than other kiwi’s which enables it to be grown in gardens with limited space. This has been known to fruit in its first year. Blossom in Spring-fall fruiting. Bite sized ‘fuzz’ free. As a patio plant, requires support, set outside during the summer and move indoors in the winter.

1GAL – $25.00 Available May 2018

Week 48 Update

With this continued ‘early fall’ weather, a lot of plants are struggling to stay dormant. The hardier plants suffered the most from the sharp frost a few weeks ago, with some varieties showing signs of tip die-back already. Hopefully this warm weather does not last so the garden can rest for a few months.

But not all is lost, this is where your ‘fruiting house plants’ step forward. This week we have started to harvest Guava, Lemons, Grapefruit, Pummelo and Oranges. Most of these plants are only in their third year, so many harvests yet to come.

We have taken this time of slow down in garden work to reap the benefit of summer. Yes, it time to make Jams and Jellies from the fruits that we were not able to eat during the summer. First batch included; Strawberry, Blueberry (fruit) and Grape (Juice for sweetener), Blackberry Jelly and Marmalade (Calamondin).

Not everything needs to be processed, frozen Strawberries, Melon, Raspberries and Blueberries we put straight into home made Yogourt, makes a great breakfast of desert.

 

October 22 2017

Checking on the Yacon growth. Not yet time to harvest. Tubers are increasing in size, but no flavour yet. Wait until the tops die down to harvest!

Psidium Cattleynanum – Strawberry Guava. Coming 2018. Yes, they really do taste like strawberries! Shown next to an egg for size reference.